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Favorite adventure, Hands-down - Havasupai Falls. A couple years ago a girlfriend and I spent spring break there. We hiked 10 miles down to the campgrounds, spent a couple days exploring the GORGEOUS waterfalls, and then hiked 10 miles back out. I am DYING to go back! Here's a link to my photo album!

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Hiking up at Copper Falls, long hikes, rock climbing, playing in huge waterfalls, coming "home" to our tent. LOVED IT!

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Those are some great adventures!

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So far, it would be our 2011 trip to Switzerland, where we hiked 102 miles through the alpine pass over 12 days. We stayed in inns or hostels each night, which was a perfect balance to our rugged, sweaty, but incredibly scenic days. I exceeded my own expecations, ate like a horse and still came home six pounds lighter than when I left.

We're planning a repeat of sorts in New Zealand next winter.

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I went to Venezuela for a month, we visited a friend who is a tour guide so he knew all the best and cheapest places to go. He let us stay in his home as well. We went canyoning (very scary), paragliding off the Andes, rock climbing, hiking, psychoblock (rock climbing on a cliff with no ropes), trekking in the flood plains, horse riding, many boat trips, swimming with dolphins and stingrays, Catacumbocontinous lightening storm, swimming in waterfalls, sleeping in a treehouse, wake surfing, and saw so more birds and animals than I ever have seen in Europe in my life. An adventure of a lifetime. A hidden gem.

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3/22/12 7:51 P

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My favourite adventure was a winter trip up to the mountains doing some more advanced outdoor training. We practiced building snow caves, doing some glacier work with crampons and ice axes, then tabogganing down the glacier on out pack liners, we camped by a frozen waterfall and when we got up in the morning our sleeping bags had frozen to the side of the tent and we had to put our boots and trousers by the fire for half an hour before we could put them on. Great fun!!

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4/25/11 1:12 A

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Spending the night, with my childhood family, on a Gulf of Mexico beach in the 1960's. emoticon

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4/24/11 12:17 P

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Machu Picchu still sounds good to me, Im putting pennies away in my piggie bank for sure now! Thanks for checking in, what month are you thinking? On my bucket list for sure....***SNOW***

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is machu picchu still on? count me in! has long been a dream

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4/19/11 10:20 A

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Last summer I hiked a part of the Colorado Trail with two of my best friends. We hiked BEAUTIFUL terrain for 6 days. Yes... there was rain, snow and hail... but that made it even more of an adventure.

The trip was originally supposed to be 8 days, but because of the weather we chose to hurry up and get out of there. On the last day we hiked ~25 miles to get out of the crazy weather. What an adventure!!!

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4/18/11 12:27 P

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20 years ago a friend of mine and I went up to Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah during the spring thaw. There was still over 10 feet of snow and Ice at elevation. He and I trekked through the snow, over boulders and up cliffs, precariously and dangerously close to doom all the time. The doom was a bad thing, but seeing the sun on the snow, breathing the air - it was an awesome feeling being in nature that morning.

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4/18/11 11:33 A

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emoticon You little devil you! I can't believe you already checked this one out and are sending me a website, how cool is that?! Well along with blood pressure lowering for scuba, high altitudes is a good reason too ! I would like to know ballpark what we'd be talking...now I wont be able to sleep! I think I would like to do this seriously....Ill ask my daughter in law what it costed on their tour so we can compare, but the sight looks very good, professional and good hotels. Banjo, you are one to contend with here, you little newly wed you! Stay on your course and lets go!
Maui.....you in? Raise your hands if you want to go to Machu Piccu!!
emoticon emoticon Weather forcast: Sunny and warm everywhere......
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4/18/11 10:39 A

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I'm hogging the board...

Choc, I definitely want to go scuba diving. One thing that has prompted me to start losing weight is that when we went on our honeymoon last August, we signed up for a scuba diving class and trip but because of my high blood pressure, I was not allowed to do it. It was absolutely devastating to me. So that's what I have in my mind when I think I want to go off track...

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4/18/11 10:37 A

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Now we're talking:
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4/18/11 10:36 A

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I have friends who work for a travel company. I bet they would put a tour together for us if we are serious. This is definitely a trip that's on my bucket list.

This is their website:
www.casterbridgetours.com/

Disclaimer: I know they are a reputable company but they might also be expensive.

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Seriously...what will it take for us to pull off this Machu Piccu trip? My sons wife and mother went last year and said it was awesome..... all spare change is going into my piggie bank- wonder if we can make it happen in March? What if we could actually pull this off? emoticon

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me too! Girls' trip!

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Machu Pichu? Count me in!

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Choc----Machu Pichu- Yeh baby! When we win the lottery- lets go!

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4/15/11 9:26 P

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Banjo... definitely try scuba diving if you get a chance... I've been doing it for almost 24 years now and absolutely LOVE it... and now-a-days it's very "user friendly" and much easier to learn than it was "back in the day" when I took my first classes (hee hee, that sure makes me sound like an "old-timer",LOL)

Oh and I'd also love to see Machu Picchu ... that would be awesome

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4/15/11 2:08 P

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One of my favorite adventures was the first time I went on a "real" camping trip with my then boyfriend when I was 20. We took the dog and some fishing poles. We camped next to the river. I don't even know whose property it was. There was nobody around. He taught me about fishing. We caught our dinner and cooked it over the campfire. He was a chef and that small mouth bass cooked in butter & garlic was one of the best meals of my life. Even the beanies and weenies sent me into raptures. I was hooked on camping after that.

Future adventures I want to have: Machu Picchu and scuba diving



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4/15/11 6:49 A

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Snow... wow, loved your description of your Iditarod adventure.... visiting Alaska is definitely on my "bucket list"... have a friend who lives in Anchorage who keeps inviting me to come up for a visit... will definitely take him up on that (when "finances" allow for that trip, LOL)

I think I'll have to add my hiking in Sedona Arizona to my scuba diving as another favorite, and of course any kayaking, even just on local lakes... guess when it comes down to it, any outdoor activity is a "favorite" to me... if it's outdoors, how could it "not" be fun?


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hi snowsnake, palin for president?
mine went in quite the opposite direction, i had the priviledge of spending a month in africa, conakry-guinee to be exact, with a former soloist of les ballets africaines. always wanted to see where african dance came from, and i did.
now this is life next to god, these people have absolutely nothing but themselves and each other, happy, contented faces, gentle dispositions, but strong as steel if need be.
their 'government' drains the country of all its riches, so material wealth is nowhere to be seen.
the women do all the hard work, the men all sleep in hammocks under trucks.
could go on an on like this, it was quite an experience.


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My all time favorite adventure was going up to Anchorage 2 years ago to see the start of the Iditarod races!! It's just about the coldest I've ever been in my life and the longest I've ever been that cold for- but what a total thrill that was! We loved all the hype and excitement - we stayed at the Millenium hotel where all the mushers stayed, we drank and partied with them in the evenings, sat around the fireplaces and listened to their adventurous stories of survival and tragedies. They have a celebratory ceremonial race start on one day where the local governor ( Palin) gave a speech and then one by one they introduce each musher and his/her team of dogs one by one. this goes on for a few hours and there are tents everywhere serving free hot cups of cocoa or coffee, cider, fresh baked still wam choco ship cookies the size of a salad plate!... they gave out free Target black scarves (fleece) with the red target emblem on it to every single person in the audience! Everyone was bundled up in real animal furs (because it is just that friggin cold!) from head to toe. Some of the gitups were hilarious, when I find the pictures Ill post one of these two mother /daughters with just too much fur on them- it looked rediculous- but they seemed to think they were cool. I bought a red fox fur hat..... I caved because I was wearing every single thing I wear in the Sierras on the coldest ski day in the world and I felt like I was standing there completely naked! Once my hubby bought me the hat, my world got warm again- go figure! But i was still pretty cold anyway really.
The dogs weren't at all how I imagined! They were skinny little yippe dogs, jumping up and down like crazy- excited to get going and screaming nonstop like little girls ! They had different colored booties to protect their feet from all the miles of snow and ice. The sleds were not too exciting, pretty basic- having to travel light...prepared in advance were at certain sleeping points the supplies they would need to restock food for dogs and mushers. Aslo they carried hay for bedding for the dogs at night. and there was more hay to pick up at the rest stops. I forget how long the whole race is, the details are amazing tho, google Iditarod- to learn about the 2 courses to Nome and the rules and such. It was an interesting and exciting adventure to see the entire downtown celebrating this event, to meet the people, the mushers, the tourists....the dogs. the dogs were kept in kennels outside in the freezing temps on huge trucks. The owners would go out and let them walk around and feed them then back they all went.
We had minimal exploration of Alaska, altho we did get out and drive around where we could, we parked in one place and walked to a glacier...OMG! What a thrill! Scary when a storm comes tho and the mountains are so ominous, the winds furious and you have like minutes to get out of the area before it hits like a bomb. We saw a couplle of Beluga wales under the iceflows just pulling over on the side of the road, water falls in full flow- completely frozen -beautiful blues and greens- it was as if someone turned off the switch and the falls just froze. No words for this spectacle really. We saw bison, American Eagles, all kinds of wild life too many to name here....
I highly recommend going to see this event and throwing yourself right into the middle of it like we did. HOwever- I have got to go back in the spring or summer to see the other Alaska- to climb, to go to the national parks that we could not get even close to becasue of snow and ice and freezing temps. This is my most memorable, awesome and inspiring trip I have had overall.
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Thanks Choc, that does help. I probably should see an ear doctor, as I've always had some problems, but currently it's definitely exacerbated by the virus!

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Ear problems definitely would affect diving... you must be able to clear your ears (pop them) as you descend, and if you can't do that because of a cold, sinus or ear problems you could damage or even rupture your eardrums...(not to mention it would really be painful trying to descend ) if your ear problems are just due to a cold, just wait until your ears clear up... but if it's a chronic problem, the best advice would be to go to an ear doctor first to get clearance, preferably one who is familiar with diving ...(sometimes it's not your ears, its the eustachian tubes that lead to the ear, and I guess that can be "fixed" ? )...

When taking diving classes, the instructor gives you a medical form to fill out (if they don't, question that!),... there are many conditions that require a doctor's clearance before you can dive...but if you're physically able, it's a GREAT sport, easy to learn and fun to do. (we have divers as young as 10 and as old as in their late 70's diving with our dive store...it's gone from the "macho" Sea Hunt image to a real family sport now)

Hope that info helps... choc :-)




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Hey, I have a question about diving, since I would like to try it, but haven't yet. How is it if a person has ear trouble? I have horrible problems clearing out my ears (they are really bad right now, and were bothering me all vacation w/ the popping from all the altitude changes from Sacramento to Utah, etc.) I know it's the cold that has gone in there, but I have always had some problems with that, and I can't imagine diving w/ the pressure on my eardrums just aching. Is that something that is not recommended if you have ear trouble? Just curious...

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I know the photo looks like I was in deep water, but it was only about 15 feet deep there... kind of like being in a big swimming pool with fish. No courage needed there. But I can't imagine myself having the courage to jump out of a plane (and I'm not scared of heights, I just can't imagine myself doing something like that! )

Guess the important thing is to look for our adventures in ways that make each one of us feel good individually... I can remember when I first started diving, I used to make myself do some dives just to prove to the "guys" that a "girl" could do whatever they did.... now that I'm older and wiser, I know I don't have to prove anything to anyone (except maybe myself once in awhile, and then because I choose to challenge myself, not to impress anyone else).... when it comes to "adventures" , my motto now is " if it's not fun, don't do it!"

So, ... that long-winded post boils down to "have fun doing what you love" and never feel bad because you choose not to do something that makes you uncomfortable...under the water, above the clouds, and everything in between... there's plenty of adventures out there!

Hats off to you and keep on enjoying your adventures! :-)


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I think your the brave one!! Thanks for the advice on classes. In Jamaica it wouldn't have been the right thing for me. I must admit though even looking at your profile picture makes my stomach go in knots. Yep, your the brave one!!!

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Jeri... I think I have to agree with Brightpath about jumping out of a plane... if something goes wrong, you're going to make a "big impression" on the earth! (pun) ... at least with scuba diving there are always several ways to "get out of trouble" should there be an emergency (that's why you have to take classes and become certified to dive...so you'll learn all the "what if's ")... I've been diving for over 20 years, and I do have to say that you definitely have to give it a try (90 years old or not, LOL ) ... just make sure you take classes and don't do it as a "resort course" (those courses don't teach you enough & if you are nervous about diving you'd end up feeling much better if you took the full course and learned things "step by step")

and again, I agree with Brightpath...anyone who jumps out of a plane is REALLY courageous...I really give you (and everyone who does it) lots of credit... I know I'd never have the nerve to do it!


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Just a post note: Scuba diving scares me to death. I had a chance to do it in Jamaica and chickened out. The panic took over. Explain that to me. I can swim but there is something about the ocean that scares the heck outta me. I won't even go on a cruise. Scuba diving is something I will make myself do someday until then I will keep to kayaking and swimming on/in the lake. I am big on facing your fear. So someday you will read about a 90 year old woman that finally went scuba diving for the first time on her b-day. That 90 year old will be me... emoticon

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As crazy as it sounds, at the moment of standing at the edge looking down at the patchwork of ground, I was at the most peaceful I have ever been. I know it sounds crazy but it was the most peaceful and in control of my life I have ever been. Then free falling feels like your floating and doesn't last long enough before pulling your rip cord and then controlling your chute to land safely back at the airstrip. I highly recommend the experience to anyone. Not tandem, but a single free fall depending on your chute and your own ability to land yourself safely. It is truly beautiful. emoticon

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I think I'd be the idiot that would have to be PUSHED out of the plane even though it was crashing...

I admire (and shake my head in confusion!) at you courageous people who think jumping out of airplanes is fun! :)

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It was fun. I looked at your page. It looks like you have a blast. Maybe when I'm lighter I can try climbing. That looks too cool.

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Hey Jeri, jumping out of a plane at 14K sounds anything but "tame" to me!



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I have a lot of favorite adventures, but one of them was the time my Dad and I traveled to FL by car (from PA). We had the ultimate destination of Key West, but the stops in between were undetermined... usually involving a campground or themed park of some sort. We made it down to Key West, snorkled and hit a bunch of beaches on the way back up! It was a great father/daughter adventure!

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Still the first real camping trip I ever went on. I was only eight but I learned alot that weekend, including how much I love a nice dark patch of forest. I was in Harriman SP/NY with my dad and some of his friends, camped out next to an old mine shaft and a short walk to a tiny clearing with a stream running through it.

If I think about it long enough I can almost remember the pattern of the stars from the second night we were out there and a telescope magically appeared out of one of the packs.

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Climbing up Dunn's River Falls a water fall in Jamaica, St. Peter's Dome in Northern WI. And Jumping out at 14,000 ft of an airplane and free falling until 5,000 ft. for my first skydive.
Pretty tame compared to the things I would like to do but my mini adventures have made me happy. emoticon

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I met both my husband and my best friend (who unfortunately lives 2000 miles from me) online. I have a large group of friends from around the country that get together once a year in a central location and spend a weekend hanging out, having a huge picnic/bbq and exploring whatever city we're in that year. It's always a blast! We all got to know one another from playing the same online game and have known each other several years now.

I think meeting people online is a great way to find friends with common interests, as long as you take all the regular precautions, such as meeting in a public place or meeting in groups, plus meeting their friends and family if possible. I think a group of Sparkpeople would be fun and safe!

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LOL...too funny!

I've met people from the internet before. There are precautions I take though to make sure people are who they say they are. It's really neat because now I have friends all over the country. My dh would be extremely jealous though because he would want to go.

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Not sure how I bring this idea up at home... my husband is trying to decide if SP is a cult or a dating service...

Now he'll be convinced its both!

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hey, count me in! I've never been to Utah (that is were Zion is, right? lol) It's definately on my list. I have such a long list! It's time to start checking some off!

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That would be really fun, actually! Seriously, if something like that were to get planned, as long as I was able to get the time off and finances allowed the trip expenses, I'd definitely join up! Just the cost of gas and food and park entrance should be doable with enough advance notice.

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I think we need a team outing to Zion!
I'll bring the S'mores -- low fat grahams and dark chocolate of course!
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I also had an opportunity for a river hike in Zion. Zion is AMAZING. I only got to spend part of a day there, so I really hope to go back and spend a few days exploring.

Another wonderful hike I took was when I lived a few months in Provo, Utah. I had spent the night at a friend's house and in the morning we got up, walked into her backyard and kept going, right into the mountains. We hiked for hours and never saw another person. I rarely have an opportunity to go someplace where there are so few other people but as we get better with our backpacking skills, I plan to change that.

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Oh, my fav hike in Zion is Angel's Landing, but I'm a mountain chick. I also did a really fun trip in Zion with a friend of Larry's who is a Canyoneering guide there, and wrote the guidebook to Zion Canyoneering, it was Pine Creek Canyon, lots of rapels into water, jumping across small but deep openings, (it was a long way down if you missed the other side, but I put my faith in Tom, and he got us safely to the end!). It was a lot of fun, I would highly recommend that if you ever have the chance.

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Yes...I think that's the name... I remember it was like a setting you'd see in a movie, and yes, the water was VERY cold! (but felt good after the hike up there! )


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I think it was called "Emerald Pool" or something like that! Beautiful swimming hole. Perfect break during a hot hike! The water was very cold when I was there at the end of June.

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I did a hike in Zion (can't remember the name), where you hiked up a steep trail to a waterfall with a pool at the bottom of it (perfect for swimming!)


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LL - I've done that Zion hike and it really is spectacular! Another favorite of mine there was "Hidden Canyon". Not nearly as popular but a great hike. Did you do that one by any chance?

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#2 Favorite: Hiking up Zion Canyon at Zion NP... You actually have to hike with your boots on, and with a walking stick IN the river. The day we were there it was about 120 degrees and hiking in the cool river was paradise. The canyon is spectacular.

#1 Favorite: A 12 day rafting trip on the Tatshenshini River in B.C. and Alaska. This was hands down the best vacation I had ever been on. Our guides were terrific, the scenery was spectacular -- eagles, griz, glaciers. I came bad feeling like I had seen wilderness on a scale I had never imagined!

My old officemate had a motto "work is what you do between vacations" -- I like it!

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Kits - I totally agree! That's why we need to get out there and rough it occasionally.

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"All this stuff we have gets in the way of real living I think."

Very true!!!


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Wow Wood, that sounds awesome! We did something like that but were only gone 2 weeks. We hit the Black Hills, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone. We camped the whole time and by the time we got back, it felt so weird having modern conveniences like a stove, frig and kitchen sink! lol It's definately at the top of my list for favorite adventure. I could have went on living like that being very, very happy. All this stuff we have gets in the way of real living I think.

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These all sound AWESOME..keep going!

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I'm very fortunate! Life for me has always been an adventure and I've done so many things that I have really loved that it's hard to pick favorites. I've 20 favorites or more!

High on the list however was when my boys were 13 and 15 and we were afraid that they were getting to that age where they wouldn't want to travel with us anymore. We decided to borrow some money and take a long trip around the US. We bought a used pop-up camper and we were off for 6 weeks of excitement. Our activities covered the whole gamit from a day at Opreyland in TN to white water rafting, to hiking into remote waterfall in the rockies and swimming in the pools under the falls. We hiked deserts (sometimes at night), we hiked mountains, and we hiked canyons. (Including the Grand) We explored caverons and caves! Favorite places included Carlesbad Caverons, Zion National Park, Yellowstone NP, The Badlands and Mount Rushmore. We saw Old Faithful gush it's steaming fountain with a beautiful red sunset as it's backgroun. We also saw the sun set on Mt. Rushmore which had to be the most patiotic moment of my life. The sun setting on the presidential faces and everyone singing "The Star Spangled Banner" before and during the the lowering of the American flag. My skin tingled! This doesn't even begin to cover that adventure. By the way, my kids are grown up and have children of their own and they never stopped going on adventures with us. See - Life is Good!
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Mt. St. Helens is on my list as well.

My favorite? I quit my job shortly out of college and a friend and I traveled around Europe for 5 months. That was a great adventure, and I lost 45 lbs just from the walking and eating healthy. (we had no money, so we were eating on the cheap, lots of salads and fresh food.)

Climbing Shasta was a great accomplishement, leaning mountaineering techniques and using them, ice axe, crampons, and a view to beat all at the top!

This last summer we did a week long backpack on part of the John Muir Trail from Shepherd's pass to the top of Mt Whitney. Awesome views and a great adventure too. My profile pic is from the top of that trip. We also summitted Mt Tyndall on that one, another 14er.

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Mike - those are awesome pics! Thanks so much for sharing! Think I'll add that to my list as well.

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Wow, those photos of Mt. St. Helens are amazing! I have just added another place to my list. Thanks for linking the photos. I love that it's something I can do on a limited budget and can realistically plan to do in a couple of years.


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My very first scuba dive in the ocean... was a "resort course" in Jamaica...they teach you the bare minimum, then take you on a guided underwater tour... I loved it so much I came home from that vacation and signed up for "real" scuba lessons... 20 years later I'm still diving and loving it!

Other favorites were any of my hiking trips out west... every summer two friends and I would spend about a month touring and hiking National Parks in various areas... beautiful scenery and awesome hikes!


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Hello from out west
This is one highlight of a trip I went on to Washington State. It was a hike up to the crater rim of Saint Helen's Volcano to see the awesome power of mother nature and the recovery. I did the hike six months after having my hip replaced and it was a great experience. I was up at the crater by my self and I wish I could have stayed there longer but I was slow on the climb up so I could only hang out for 45 minutes. I recommend this trip to anyone who would like to catch a glimpse of the power of mother earth. This is a link to some pictures I took. They don't do justice to the real thing but its the best I have.
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I can never pick one favorite anything! Two favorite adventures were:

1. Taking a 3 hour guided tour of Moaning Caverns in Calaveras County, CA. You rappel down 100' into the cave, then crawl and squirm your way through a big network of tunnels, then finally climb straight up through what's almost a rock tube to pop out near where you started. Very cool! The rapelling helped me conquer my fear of heights.
www.caverntours.com/MoCavRt.htm

2. A one week road trip around Arizona. We took a lot of smaller highways off the beaten path and got to see some really amazing places. I'd love to do that again sometime.


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- A skiing trip to Big White, near Kelowna British Columbia. The snow was incredible.

- cliff diving at Mid Lake near Thompson MB (yes, I know it was only about 20 feet of steep rock, but in my mind, it was cliff diving) LOL

- every summer my family goes camping together. Those evenings around the campfires will always be remembered (treasured) as special.

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What was your all time favorite outdoor adventure?

I personally have two. Post high school my best friend & I drove out to California and back camping about 85% of the way. It was awesome! There are SOOO many details..Log onto www.associatedcontent.com/brendaboit
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Other than that, another favorite adventure was my drive home by myself from Montana. It was just so neat to be on the road by myself travelling through Glacier National Park and then through the beautiful mid-west-GORGEOUS!

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